I'm a huge coffee table book fan. I love entering people's homes or offices to find a carefully curated selection of books that allow me to catch a glimpse into what they find most beautiful, interesting or bizarre. That said, you'd definitely see Guido Mocafinco's Serpens, on mine.
The images are outstanding. I know most people are squeamish when it comes to snakes- but you can't help but be amazed by their beauty when you flip through. Mocafinco's photography is so detailed and refined; you can feel the texture and weight of each frame while you are mesmerized by the organic twists and turns within. And the rich, saturated colors and patterns only add to satisfy one's palate; nature is such an amazing and fascinating thing. These photos are strikingly beautiful- I had to share.
Photos courtesy of This Blog Rules